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How to style your jeans this summer

Written by Tamzin Janse van Vuuren


Posted on October 02 2020

Jeans are the most important staple in any wardrobe: regardless of the season!


If you are busy prepping your summer wardrobe, a well-fitting pair of jeans is essential. Not only do jeans go with practically anything, they can also be styled in a number of ways. You can dress them up for smart-casual office wear, or you can dress them down with your favourite t-shirt for a relaxed weekend look. If you’re planning on painting the town red, your trusty jeans will come to the rescue again and you can add some glam by wearing a sparkly top and some killer heels.


Here at fbo, we have a wide collection of designer label jeans at great prices. Whether you love your skinny jeans, or you prefer straight-legged jeans, we have something for all tastes and body types.


This article will discuss some great ways to style your jeans this summer. Let’s take a look!

 How to style your jeans

1) Pair your jeans with a stylish and lightweight, billowy top.

Summer temperatures may get high but if you pair your favourite jeans with a lightweight and billowy top (that is very much on trend at the moment), you can look elegant and girly while still remaining effortlessly cool, calm and collected.


2) The crisp white shirt.

A classic look is to wear a pair of blue jeans with a crisp white shirt. Your white shirt can be a fitted t-shirt, a white collared blouse or a frilly shirt - the choice is yours! This look is amazing for summertime braais and casual parties with friends. Wear them with some comfy sneakers or dress it up with some heels and a chunky necklace, and you have a completely personalised summer look.


3) Go sleeveless.

Want to wear your jeans but still want to stay cool in the heat? Why not pair your skinny jeans with a sleeveless top? This allows you to still rock your best jeans, while keeping the heat at bay. Accessorise with a necklace that accentuates your neckline or dress it up with some dangly earrings.


4) Compromise by wearing capris.

Many people can’t stomach the thought of wearing jeans in the summer. This is fully understandable and if this sounds like you, then we have one word for you: capris! Capris are shorter than regular jeans but longer than shorts. They give you the best of both worlds- the versatility of jeans and the coolness of a pair of shorts. Just like jeans, you can dress capris up or down. Many fbo customers enjoy wearing their capris with a pair of pumps and an oversized blazer for a trendy and stylish look. Otherwise, you can wear them with a feminine blouse and a pair of sandals. Either way, you will love how elegant you look!



5) White jeans.

If you find jeans simply too hot in the summer, you may want to try wearing white jeans. Unlike its darker counterparts, white jeans don’t absorb the heat and reflect it. In addition, white is a great colour for summer as it is cheerful and fresh. White looks great with most colours so you can wear it with your favorite colour top. Monochrome white is also a great look and will make you look sophisticated and clean. Most of all, you will feel much cooler!


6) Distressed jeans.

Another cooler option in terms of jeans for the summer months, is distressed or torn denim. Ripped and distressed jeans are ideal for summer as they allow plenty of ventilation and keep you feeling cool in more ways than one! You would probably try and avoid wearing distressed jeans for the same reason in the winter, so why not show them off during the summer?


7) Paired with a dress.

Want to create a trendy and unique look this summer? Why don’t you wear a pair of jeans with a dress? This layered look is very elegant and cool for the summer months and you can really get creative by accessorising as well.


8) Wear with a scarf.

Scarves are still very much in fashion at the moment and even though winter has come to an end, this doesn’t mean that you can’t wear them! Summer calls for lighter and more delicate fabrics and the same is true for scarves. Have a look at fbo’s popular selection of summer scarves and choose one in your favorite design. With a pair of jeans, some heels and a plain fitted t-shirt, you can jazz your outfit up, look elegant and feel cool.


9) Show off your midriff.

Tummy showing tops have been growing in popularity over the past year and they are hot items this summer. Of course, you don’t want to reveal too much flesh and a great way to wear them is to pair them with your best jeans. They look amazing with mom jeans as the contrast between the slight bagginess of the denim, and the compactness of the top creates an eye-catching look.


10) Accessorise.

Don’t allow yourself to look like everyone else this summer! Be unique and different while still wearing your favourite jeans by accessorising. If you are stuck for inspiration, take a look at fbo’s accessory section, and choose the perfect necklace, earrings, bangles or hat to complete your summer look. These can be worn in a number of different ways and the combinations are endless!


11) Wear with a graphic tee and sneakers.

Want to create a funky, streetwear look? Why not pair your dark blue jeans with a graphic tee that reflects your unique personality with some trendy sneakers? This is a comfortable street look that will see you through even the hottest summer days!


For more inspirational ideas on how to style your jeans this summer, take a look at fbo's collection of popular brand name jeans, tops and accessories at amazingly low prices. We have everything you need to keep cool this summer and look like you just stepped off the catwalk!